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Table 2 A and B Clonal profiles by VNTR-grouping related to epidemiological and microbiological data

From: An epidemiological and molecular study regarding the spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a teaching hospital in Bogotá, Colombia 2016

  1. Colour pattern: purple represents clonal profile “A”, pink profile “B”, yellow profile “C” and green profile “D”. Patients: “P” refers to a particular patient from whom the VREfm strains were obtained according to chronological isolation. No molecular typing was performed for the first three outbreak isolates (grey). Mortality: death occurring during this period. Infection source: estimated location from where a patient acquired infection; I: institutional, E: external. Clinical status. INF: clinical infection, CL: bacterial colonisation. Ward: hospital wards where an isolate was obtained. ER: emergency room. Second floor (2) refers to ICU, 3 to IMCU, 4 to fourth floor, 5 to fifth floor, 6 to sixth floor, 7 to seventh floor and 8 eighth floor. Date: month when isolate was obtained. Clinical sample from which an isolate was recovered: surgical wound (W), urine (U), environmental surface (E), orotracheal sample (OT), blood (B). Teico MIC: teicoplanin MICs, according to manual microdilution. Van MIC: vancomycin MICs, according to manual microdilution. Van R level - vancomycin-resistance level, according to MIC, classified as high (H) and medium (M). vanA gene: identification of vanA gene, (x) vanA gene carrier. Table 2B. Environmental surveillance. Environmental surface: bed-rail (BR), infusion pump (IP). Room: rooms in which VREfm was identified (207 in the ICU, 546–550 on the fifth floor). Teico MIC: teicoplanin MICs, according to manual microdilution. Van MIC: vancomycin MICs according to manual microdilution. Van R level - vancomycin-resistance level according to MICs, classified as high (H) and medium (M). vanA gene: identification of vanA gene, (x) vanA gene carrier